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Mark your calendar for September 18-21, 2014, when Feast Portland: A Celebration of Oregon Bounty comes to town. (Photo credit: Alan Weiner / Feast Portland)
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Feast Portland highlights the culinary talent and ingredients of the Pacific Northwest along with internationally recognized chefs and food artisans. (Photo credit: John Valls / Feast Portland)
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Feast Portland offers four days, 30 events and countless flavors to experience. (Photo credit: John Valls / Feast Portland)

Nobody sets the table for fall bounty like Oregon. And never has that table been quite so laden with deliciousness as it will be September 18-21, 2014, when Feast Portland: A Celebration of Oregon Bounty comes to town.

Now in its third year, Feast Portland highlights the culinary talent and ingredients of the Pacific Northwest along with internationally recognized chefs and food artisans. Named one of North America’s Top 15 Food Festivals by Fodor Travel, Feast has also been lauded by Zagat, Serious Eats, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the New York Post and others. Proceeds benefit two charities: Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry and Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon.

Ready to take a bite out of Feast? You’ve got four days, 30 events and countless flavors to experience. Thursday kicks off with the Widmer Brothers Brewing Sandwich Invitational, where attendees get to help pick the winner of the Sandwich Supernova. Friday commences with the Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting at Pioneer Courthouse Square with the chance to taste the cheese, charcuterie, beer, wine and coffee that make Oregon famous (this event continues on Saturday). Sunday will see a new event — Tillamook Brunch Village, billed as the “best boozy brunch” ever (includes a cocktail contest).

And that’s just a taster’s menu of what Feast Portland brings; there are hands-on classes, tasting panels and special dinners throughout the weekend. James Beard Award winner Naomi Pomeroy of Beast, nominees Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton of Ox and John Gorham of Toro Bravo, and ice cream revolutionary Tyler Malek of Salt and Straw are just the tip of the fork tine of talent at Feast Portland.

Learn about these and other award-winning chefs from around the country and buy tickets at FeastPortland.com. If you can’t make it this year, follow the tasty weekend on our Instagram feed. Bon appetite!

Editor’s note: Flying in for Feast Portland? Book your flight on Alaska Airlines and get 10% off your ticket price. Details here.

about author Eileen Garvin

Eileen Garvin lives and writes in Hood River. When she’s not hunched over her keyboard or digging in the garden, you can find her mountain biking, kiteboarding, hiking, skiing or camping somewhere in Oregon.

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